When I first started blogging, I loved joining swaps. I met some of my favorite bloggers through swaps. For awhile, I was joining every swap that looked the least bit interesting. Some of my favorites are the ParTea Time swap with the the ParTea Planner (who no longer blogs) and the Bits and Pieces swap hosted by Everday is a Holiday. I also hosted a few myself. I love getting mail and getting to know other people so it was a win-win! My last swap was Amy Powers' Birthday Treasury Swap. Unfortunately, that was the one and only swap I ever participated in where my partner left me hanging. Such a disappointment!!! Still, I love swaps.
I realized last night, though, that no one seems to do them anymore. I can't remember the last time I saw a creative blogger announce a swap opportunity. It's a lot of work to put something like that together but they are always so fun.
When I'm not feeling melancholy about the lack of swaps these days, I am excited about starting the newest Brave Girls Club class next week called Art School. I think I have all my supplies ready and I can't wait to get started! I also have the big ART IS YOU retreat here in Petaluma to look forward to. I am taking Cathe Holden's class and, from all the sneak peeks she has been posting, I think it is going to be great!!!!